Obituaries for Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001

By Staff
BOBBIE JEAN HARDY
Retired inspector
PHILADELPHIA Services for Bobbie Jean Hardy will be held today at 2 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Chris Vowell and Joey Faulk officiating. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Hardy, 71, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, December 15, 2001.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse Hardy Jr.; two daughters, Brenda Hardy and Robin Gregory; a step-mother, Eunice Bobo; a sister, Jeanette McNeil; and two brothers, Wade Bobo and Bennie Hurtt, all of Philadelphia; and three grandchildren.
MERLENE FERGUSON SULLIVAN
Retail sales
LIVINGSTON, Ala. Services for Merlene Ferguson Sullivan will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Livingston First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary McAbee officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens with Bumpers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Sullivan, 76, of Livingston, died Friday, Decemeber 14, 2001, at her home.
Survivors include her husband, William H. "Bill" Sullivan of Livingston; a daughter, Pat Neuhauser and her husband, Frank, of York, Ala.; a son, Bob Sullivan and his wife, Alice, of Gulf Shores, Ala.; a sister, Virginia Gay and her husband, James, of West Greene, Ala; three grandsons, Edward Neuhauser and his wife, Linda, of York, Ala.; Scott Sullivan and his wife, Leann, of Livingston; and Johnny Sullivan of Auburn, Ala.; a granddaughter, Lea Neuhauser of York; three great-granddaughters, Lauren Sullivan of Livingston; and Amanda and Ashley Neuhauser, both of York; and a great-grandson, Seth Sullivan of Livingston.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert F. Ferguson and Jessie Lee Hankins Ferguson.
Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. in the church's family life center.
S. FREDERICK W. MCNEIL
PHILADELPHIA Services for S. Frederick W. McNeil will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel in Philadelphia with the Revs. Jimmie Gunn and Ray Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Mars Hill Cemetery in Neshoba County.
Mrs. McNeil, 87, of Philadelphia, died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at her home. She was a partner with her husband in a forestry and cattle business and a longtime resident of the Shady Grove community. She was also a member of the Mars Hill United Methodist Church in Neshoba County.
Survivors include her husband, William Clifton McNeil of Philadelphia; a daughter, Suzainne Montgomery, and a granddaughter, Cathryn Montgomery, both of Meridian; a grandson, Donnie Montgomery and his wife, Jil, of Philadelphia; a great-granddaughter, Skyler Montgomery; a sister, Johnnie Kate Hurdle of Moscow, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
RONALD SCHRINER
Truck driver
PHILADELPHIA Services for Ronald Schriner will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at John E. Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John E. Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery.
Mr. Schriner, 54, of Philadelphia, died Friday, December 14, 2001, in Pell City, Ala. He was U.S. Army veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Schriner of Philadelphia; three daughters, Darlene Alexander and Charlene Deweese, both of Philadelphia, and Janet Strosin of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, Ron Schriner Jr of Harrison, Ark., James Smith of Hattiesburg and Wayne Johnson of Philadelphia; three sisters, Shirley Reinier of Annalusia, Ill., Judy Mullen of Mesa, Ariz., and Sharon Rathburn of Rock Island, Ill.; three brothers, Dewayne Schriner of Milan, Ill., Edward Schriner of Pea Ridge, Ark., and Larry Schriner of Moline, Ill.; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Schriner and Evelyn Fry Schriner.
Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
GEORGE HILYARD THOMAS
NEWTON Arrangements were incomplete at James F. Webb Funeral Home for George Hilyard Thomas, 82, of Newton, who died Saturday, December 15, 2001, at his home.

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